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Seasape with two bearded fishermen in rowing boat upon a choppy sea. One man holds onto the boat's oars and tries to control the small fishing vessel as it rises upon a high wave, the other holds a hooked rod in his right hand and pulls a crab out of a crabbing pot. In the background, two more fishermen can be seen in a rowing boat, and in the distance, sailing boats flight against the choppy sea. The sky above is grey and cloud covered.

Manchester Art Gallery







oil on canvas


H 77.2 x W 132.4 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd, 1904

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : blc : artist's initials, date (mon) : 18 JCH 76


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